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DPR seals 103 Lagos illegal filling stations, gas plants

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off 103 filling stations and 13 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plants in Lagos for operating illegally.

• July 6, 2021

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed off 103 filling stations and 13 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plants in Lagos for operating illegally.

Ayorinde Cardoso, Lagos DPR’s Zonal Operations Controller, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, said the agency shut down the outlets after a surveillance exercise on Monday.

Mr Cardoso stated that the DPR sealed off filling stations located on the mainland and Island axis operating without a valid licence.

He explained, ”This is a continuous exercise by the DPR to improve safety in selling and distribution of LPG in Lagos state. The task force visited 216 facilities and observed that 103 petroleum products retail outlets lacked the prerequisite approval and were subsequently shut down.”

Mr Cardoso also disclosed that the DPR shut down the LPG (cooking gas) plants because they failed to comply with its guidelines and international safety standards.

According to him, the plants also operated without prerequisite approval or licence from the regulatory agency.

He explained that some of the sealed plants operated in unapproved locations

(NAN)

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